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From M Henri Day <mhenri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AOO can't open .xlsx spreadsheet at Cornell site
Date Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:12:37 GMT
2013/9/26 Dick Hoffman <oldrah@ix.netcom.com>

> On 9/25/2013 7:54 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Dick Hoffman <oldrah@ix.netcom.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  I downloaded a fairly large spreadsheet from this location
>>> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/****clementschecklist/download/<http://www.birds.cornell.edu/**clementschecklist/download/>
>>> <h**ttp://www.birds.cornell.edu/**clementschecklist/download/<http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/>
>>> >
>>>
>>> but when I try to open it with AOO the progress line shows about a
>>> quarter
>>> of it being loaded and then AOO stalls and I have to use the Task Manager
>>> to cancel soffice. This is using AOO 4.0 on a Windows XP Pro/SP3 system.
>>> Any suggestions as to what might be wrong will be appreciated.
>>> Dick Hoffman
>>>
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>>>  No suggestions and yes AOO 4.0.x has  a problem with it. I downloaded
>> it as
>> well. I hope it doesn't contain personal data. If it does, I will delete
>> it.
>>
>> On the other hand, if it doesn't, can we use it as an attachment to an
>> issue?
>>
>> This would be helpful to troubleshoot this problem.
>> Thanks.
>>
>>  The spreadsheet at the Cornell site doesn't contain any personal data;
> it can be used for troubleshooting purposes, or any other. I've had various
> suggestions and received several remedies. To summarize: the .xlsx file can
> apparently be read in OO 3.1.1 (someone who was able to do so saved it as a
> .ods and sent it on to me); the .xlsx file apparently can be read in AOO
> 4.0.1 (someone who was able to do so offered to save it as a .ods and send
> it on to me); yes, the .csv file can be taken into AOO or Excel to create
> an equivalent spreadsheet but you lose the color coding that is in the
> .xlsx which helps when scrolling through the data and the references from
> the second sheet of the .xlsx file don't seem to be present in the .csv
> file. I now have a version of the Cornell file in .ods format that serves
> my purposes. Thanks to all of you for your comments and suggestions. What a
> great group of people you are!
> Dick Hoffman
> Cleveland Heights, OH


​Dick, it takes about ten seconds to launch this file in LibreOffice
4.1.1.2 on my machine running 64-bit Linux Mint 15....

Henri

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